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International swimming race in the deepest lake on the planet
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July 29-30th 2017
Lake Baikal

Listvyanka village, Russia

1 mile and 5K

What’s a Challenge?

Join open water swimmers from all over the world! Take part in the race in the deepest lake in the world and cross the source of the Angara river, the only river originating in Lake Baikal.
The conditions will be challenging, so get ready for a memorable adventure in coldish water (12-16°C or 54-60°F). Lake Baikal is unpredictable. The start will be postponed to the reserve day in case of bad weather.
You will face the strong flow while crossing the source of the Angara river. So be very careful choosing the path of your swimming. The Angara river is even colder than Lake Baikal, so be ready to adjust to the temperature decrease during the swim.
Get ready to become a part of incredible and unforgettable adventure!

Route maps

Both distances will start from the gravel beach in Lystvyanka. The first mile goes straight along the shore to the Cape "Rogatka" ("Slingshot") and the Baikal Museum.

There the participants of 1 mile race turn toward the shore and finish. The participants of 5 km race swim toward the port of Baikal along the source of the Angara. That's where the swimmers will have to struggle with the flow. They should turn back near the shore. Then the route runs from the left shore of the Angara to the right shore passing by the legendary “Shaman-stone” which divides the source of the river in half. According to local legends, one can obtain true love and strong family by touching the “Shaman stone”.

The Finish gate is located on the beach of the right bank of the Angara River 800 m downstream from the Cape “Slingshot”.

Saint sea

Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world. People call it “The Syberia’s blue eye”, “The Saint Sea” and “The Diamond of the planet”. The water in Baikal is unique by its characteristics. It contains very few dissolved minerals and organic impurity, but there is a lot of oxygen. It is very clear and transparent, so the visibility can be several dozens of meters.

The swim will take place in Lystvyanka village (70km from Irkutsk) which is the most suitable place for the event from the logistic and infrastructure points of view. More than 300 rivers flow into Lake Baikal, but the Angara river is the only one that flows out. The Angara river has one of the widest sources in the world and we are going to cross it.

Registration

Please read the Term and conditions and General Offerta before start the registration process.

Choose the distance.

1 mile
Slots available
132
5K
Slots available
112
Entrance fee
6000 Р (≈ €100)

Add to your order

Sport Weekend” package

- Visa support with all the official registrations (if needed)
- 24/7 English speaking support
- 3 nights in hotel (Fr-Sat-Su), breakfast included
- transfer from airport to the hotel (fits for 3 most common flights from Moscow and St. Petersburg)
- networking time during the breakfast in Irkutsk
- guided city tour on foot through historical center of Irkutsk
- bus transfer from Irkutsk to Lystvyanka settlement
- pasta party in Lystvyanka
- starter package delivery to the hotel
- bus transfer from hotel to the place of event
- bus transfer from the finish gate to the hotel
- bus transfer from the hotel to the airport (fits for 3 common flights to Moscow and St. Petersburg)


The price is for 3 nights, breakfast included.

Country hotel «BAIKAL»

Free cancelation 30 days before the arrival. Breakfast included.


I will travel with my partner

(Both of you will have full
Sport-weekend package options)


Package price

23100Р (≈ €375)

If you need a family room - write to us welcome@volgaswim.com

1000 Р (≈ €16)

(First and last name on the back)

2000 Р (≈ €32)

You will be provided safety buoy for free for the time of event. You need to pay for it only if you want to keep it for yourself.

2500 Р (≈ €40)

HEAD NEO CAP 3mm (neoprene cap)

2000 Р (≈ €32)
2000 Р (≈ €32)

Set of HEAD neoprene
socks and gloves

(reails for 3000-3500 rubles)

2500 Р (≈ €40)
2500 Р (≈ €40)
Total
6000Р (≈ €)

Registration information

Buyer Information

On it will be sent a copy of the letter with a gift

The letter will be signed by this signature


Information about the participant













Emergency contact



Entrance fee
7500 Р (≈ €120)

Add to your order

Sport Weekend” package

- Visa support with all the official registrations (if needed)
- 24/7 English speaking support
- 3 nights in hotel (Fr-Sat-Su), breakfast included
- transfer from airport to the hotel (fits for 3 most common flights from Moscow and St. Petersburg)
- networking time during the breakfast in Irkutsk
- guided city tour on foot through historical center of Irkutsk
- bus transfer from Irkutsk to Lystvyanka settlement
- pasta party in Lystvyanka
- starter package delivery to the hotel
- bus transfer from hotel to the place of event
- bus transfer from the finish gate to the hotel
- bus transfer from the hotel to the airport (fits for 3 common flights to Moscow and St. Petersburg)


The price is for 3 nights, breakfast included.

Country hotel «BAIKAL»

Free cancelation 30 days before the arrival. Breakfast included.


I will travel with my partner

(Both of you will have full
Sport-weekend package options)


Package price

23100Р (≈ €375)

If you need a family room - write to us welcome@volgaswim.com

1000 Р (≈ €16)

(First and last name on the back)

2000 Р (≈ €32)

You will be provided safety buoy for free for the time of event. You need to pay for it only if you want to keep it for yourself.

2500 Р (≈ €40)

HEAD NEO CAP 3mm (neoprene cap)

2000 Р (≈ €32)
2000 Р (≈ €32)

Set of HEAD neoprene
socks and gloves

(reails for 3000-3500 rubles)

2500 Р (≈ €40)
2500 Р (≈ €40)
Total
7500Р (≈ €)

Registration information

Buyer Information

On it will be sent a copy of the letter with a gift

The letter will be signed by this signature


Information about the participant













Emergency contact



We don't visit Lake Baikal every day. If you have already arrived you should get to know it closer. After the swim we will go on a trip around the lake. The tour is specially designed for us by the best travel agency in the Baikal area. It will be exciting! We will see the main natural wonders, rocks, steppes, beaches, Buddhist stupa and the abode of the shamans.We'll go swimming of course.

It promises to be a private party. The cost of the tour is 49850₽ or $830.

Write your email, we will send you a tour program and conditions:




Agenda

Things to know:

1. Irkutsk GMT (+8). Time difference between Moscow and Irkutsk is +5 hours. We recommend to book a flight with arrival date one day before the event.

2. There is a possibility of storm on Baikal and we reserve two days for the event so we could move start to another day.


July 28th (Friday)
7:00-10:00 transfer from airport to Irkutsk, networking time during the breakfast, city tour, bus transfer from Irkutsk to Lystvyanka, pasta party (incl. for Weekend Package)

17:00-21:00 Hotel - receiving starter packages.

July 29th (Saturday)

in case of stormy weather conditions all activities move to the next day (July 30th)

9:00-12:00 “Parus” scene – starter package issue.

13:00 “Parus” scene – prerace briefing. Further instructions will be given during the briefing. Attendance is obligatory for all participants, otherwise the participation is nullified. After briefing all participants move to the locker-rooms and to the start gate.

Time limits: 1mile-1 hour, 5K-2,5 hours

Finishers will be delivered back to the locker-rooms.

15:00 “Parus” scene – awarding ceremony for 1mile distance participants

17:45 “Parus” scene – awarding ceremony for 5K distance participants

8:45 “Parus” scene – after-party



July 30th (Sunday)

9:00 – 10:00 Jogging 8-10K on embankment (optional)

11:00 – 14:00 Trekking activity with guide to the sight “Chershsky’s stone” (rise to a height of 750 m) – best vista point

Alternative things to do:

1. Museum of Baikal
2. Nerpinary
3. Port Baikal
4. Museum “Tal’cy”
5. Eating omul
6. Celebration
7. Irkutsk sightseeing
8. Free time


July 31st (Monday)
Early morning - Transfer to the Irkutsk airport for Weekend Package.

The race committee
Александр Базанов

Alexander Bazanov

Inspirer of the project

The organizer of sports and business events, marathoner, swimming coach

+7 910 389 27 66

 

Марат Богдалов

Marat Bogdalov

GR Officer

Runner, dancer, fighter, ATCM PCM coach

 

Андрей Миндрюков

Andrey Mindryukov

Chief Customer Officer

The role model for his son, the swimmer, the full time DIYer

 

Сергей Рыбкин

Sergey Rybkin

Chief Design and Web Officer

Designer, traveller, triathlete, father of two daughters

 

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